Tip #494: How to Handle Participant Electronics in a Classroom

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“You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.” Tom Kite

I feel that there is a very simple answer to the question as to whether or not to allow participants to use their electronics during a class-and that answer is “no.”

I have a number of practical reasons to support my answer.

Brain research has shown that people who are “multi-tasking” do not do any of those tasks as well as they would if they focused on one at a time. Do you really think that participants can focus on what a class is doing while distracted with visuals or messaging of one sort or another?

There is the issue that the participants who are actually using … Read the rest